In July 2006, Pittsburgh native Josh Cippel studied abroad in China and took along one of t-shirts. Here is Josh in front of the Great Wall of China, illustrating that love for the homeland never dies. (Is that too fascist? Oh well – viva la ‘burgh!) John is now wearing his I

Take the bus … to Beaver County

Speaking of public transit, were you aware that Beaver County was chosen as the ‘American Idol’ of public transit? For the second time in its history, the Beaver County Transit Authority won the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Washington, D.C.-based American Public Transportation Association. This award is considered a once-in-a-lifetime honor. According to the op-ed […]

Updated PAT website

The Port Authority of Allegheny website has been updated and it’s soooooo much better than the old version. The trip planner appears on the first page, and you can now buy bus passes and tickets online. I like the fact that you can buy packages of 10 tickets, so you can always have some handy […]

Article in The Economist about the ‘Burgh

Up alongside new elections in Thailand and the peace process in Burundi, the UK-based Economist magazine features a nice article about Pittsburgh. This is some nice ammunition to use when you meet some city naysayers … “Among Pittsburghers 25-34 years old … 41.9% have graduated from university, placing the city among America’s top ten. More […]